It is our pleasure to inform you that the Second National Report on Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction in the Republic of Serbia 2011-2014 was adopted on October 30, 2014 at the Government session.
Second National Report on Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction in the Republic of Serbia 2011-2014 covers: an overview of the legal, strategic and institutional frameworks relevant to social inclusion and poverty reduction, an analysis of the current status in relevant fields, an overview of realized measures, conclusions and challenges, as well as lines of action in the forthcoming period.
Click here to download the Second National Report on Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction in the Republic of Serbia 2011-2014.
At the invitation of the European Commission, the Government of Serbia launched the development of the Employment and Social Reform Program – ESRP. The Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit and the Office for Cooperation with the Civil Society invited the interested organisations to submit their comments on the draft measures – the second part of the Employment and Social Reform Programme (ESRP) by 3 November 2014.
The draft measures represent stage two of this process. In the preceding stage one, the key policy challenges, which constitute the first component of the ESRP, were defined. Institutional capacities and financing challenges for the implementation of the measures will constitute the third component of the document. The process is fully transparent and partners will repeatedly be consulted and invited to take an active part in the development of this document through different consultation mechanisms.
We present “Monitoring Framework for Inclusive Education in Serbia” developed so as to support the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and the Institute for Evaluation of Quality in Education in objective monitoring of progress in the area of inclusive education with a view to continued implementation and improvement of inclusive education in Serbia based on the data collected.
The document includes the Monitoring Framework for Inclusive Education in Serbia, broken down to three levels (national, municipal and shool level), the defined indicators and, wherever possible, the present and/or expected values of indicators. It also includes guidelines for development of instruments with examples of several developed instruments for registration of a series of indicators.
The Monitoring Framework for Inclusive Education in Serbia is a result of the joint initiative of the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit, UNICEF, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the Open Society Foundation and the Institute for Psychology.
Click here to download the document "Framework for Monitoring Inclusive Education in Serbia".
The issue of Roma integration is a key social issue, in which Serbia has taken determined steps, although there is still room for improvement, in particular in the fields of health care, housing solutions and school completion, it was concluded at the meeting on Roma inclusion policies held on 27 October.
The Workshop on Roma Inclusion Policies was organised by the Office for Human and Minority Rights and the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
For more information on the Workshop, click here.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Zorana Mihajlović, speaking at the meeting "Promoting Gender Equality through Evidence-based Policy Making in Serbia", stated that our country will dedicate itself in the coming period to creating an environment where all citizens will have equal employment conditions.
Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michael Davenport stated that the EU supported the introduction of the gender equality index in Serbia; this was a key instrument in policy development from the gender equality perspective in the process of European integration. Gender equality is one of the key EU principles, as well as the imperative for economic growth and social cohesion in any modern society, explained Davenport.
Click here for more information on the meeting "Promoting Gender Equality through Evidence-based Policy Making in Serbia".
Once more, the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the association “Serbia on the Move”, marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by successfully organising a Belgrade Ignite event focused on social inclusion issues. Thus, the 29th
Belgrade Ignite, titled “Uključi se 2″ (“Get Involved 2″) – held at Belgrade’s Mixer House on 21 October 2014 – provided an opportunity for eight great presenters who face various inclusion challenges on a daily basis to give five-minute performances, thus inspiring many audience members to fight prejudice.
With sign language interpretation, the audience was able to learn more about elderly care, single parenthood, social entrepreneurship, social inclusion after addiction rehabilitation, inclusion of youth with behavioural problems, inclusive education, life of persons with disabilities, activism and solidarity.
Click here for more information on the 29th Belgrade Ignite event.